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People of all ages can undertake Apprenticeships/Traineeships. Most can be undertaken on a fulltime or part time basis - and many can be started at school.
Considering commencing an Apprenticeship or Traineeship?
Then consider contacting a Group Training Organisation (GTO) to help you secure employment and select a training program that is right for you!
If you want to investigate what Apprenticeship or Traineeship opportunities are currently in Group Training, its an easy process.
1. Choose the Industry you would like to do your Apprenticeship/Traineeship in
2. Identify the GTOs who offer that Apprenticeship/Traineeship
3. Contact all of those GTOs and ask how you can register for their jobs
4. Recruitment & Selection process - you must go through this process to be considered for any job opportunities
What is an Apprenticeship?
As an apprentice, you enter into a formal training contract and learn all aspects of your chosen trade, which leads to a nationally recognised qualification.
You spend most of the time in paid employment, learning practical skills on the job and putting them into practice. The rest of the time is spent in structured training at a registered training organisation or a TAFE college.
What is a Traineeship?
Traineeships are usually in non-trade related areas and last for 12 months or more. Trainees enter into a contract with an employer to gain hands-on-skills and work experience while earning a wage.
The training requirement is part of your training plan which is negotiated between your employer, you and your registered training organisation, or TAFE college.
What is a School-based Apprenticeship/Traineeship?
These are generally available to students from Year 11 or Year 12 and can be undertaken as part of your Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). Under this arrangement you will complete your WACE as well as obtaining part credit for your apprenticeship or part credit/completion of your traineeship.